‘Surviving Death’ viewers have doubts about whether Dutch medium Nicole de Haas is a fraud or legit. Here’s what we know.

Dutch medium Nicole de Haas has generated a lot of buzz from her appearances on the Netflix smash hit “Surviving Death.”  But has she shown herself to be a legitimate physical medium, or has she revealed herself to be a complete fraud and psychic scam?

We’ve heard from lots of people who have shared different opinions on Nicole de Haas, from being completely convinced she’s a genuine physical medium, to others who thought the show did her no favors in how it portrayed her psychic “gifts”

My reaction in watching the show was quite mixed.  While physical mediumship is in itself a very controversial practice, and while I did find Nicole de Hass quite convincing as a good and sincere person being during the interview segments, I was less impressed with the actual “mediumship” she offered, especially in the segments that covered the different voices/aspects of her physical mediumship.  (the voices to my ear were quite fake and contrived, and to the other people watching with me……the same sense of something being quite cartoonish appeared for all)

Did Nicole de Hass  do “hot reading” on the family featured in the one extended session?  (the mental mediumship demonstration)

I think it’s very difficult to claim someone “cheated” without having actual evidence.  That said, I do think it’s quite telling that the family was quite unimpressed with the session once they saw all of the information available on their respective social media pages (including almost all of the impressive “hits” that seemed quite amazing to see during the reading – only to learn that information was all easily available online)

What do you think about physical mediumship and or Nicole de Haas?  What about the Surviving Death overall?


  • Lauren Greene Whyte

    The mediumship episode was quite bogus. Cold readings and people desperate and grieving being taken advantage of. Such charlatans of no soul and greed. Pitiful they would inject this garbage in a program that had smart research and good example. “Tommy” made me puke. That was when I turned it off. Ectoplasm? That’s what I threw up, I believe.

  • Sergio Hernane Peron

    Hi everyone.
    I’m glad I could find people talking about this… the first episode was so good, I just couldn’t believe the next two would be so, so bad…

    Any person who read Allan Kardec’s books can simply explain why there’s no reason to have physic experiences nowadays, not less important, that only very low class spirits would attend such an irrelevant request…

    Have you ever heard about Chico Xavier, the brazilian medium known by his thousands of psychographed letters and hundreds of books? Internet DID NOT exist at his time, he never made ONE question to nobody in his readings, his letters was recognized by family members because of names, nicknames, expressions, perfect description of memories that only the spirit and person who the letter was written to knew, and, even better, the signature at the end of the letter generally was identical to the original. One of them was used in a trial as an evidence…he never got one penny, not even from his books…

    Nicole may be a medium, but she’s playing with bad things…probably she won’t like so much what she will see when she pass to the other side. Why the darkness? The black clothes? What is the meaning of trying to convince people that Ectoplasm hurts? All this makes NO SENSE at all…

    Good spirits works are always surrounded with light. For me, she is a vain charlatan, stealing money from people’s weakness and pain.

    Hope you search about Chico’s work to find out what is the true meaning of using mediunity to help people to heal from it’s pains.

  • Anne Lewis

    Having had an amazing reading in the past which a psychic who offered specific details not known to anyone but myself, I found Nicole, and this entire series, to be disappointing.
    She is so obviously a fake. First of all she knew who she would be reading and the “facts” could be obtained on Facebook. I cannot believe she is taken seriously by anyone. Laughable.

  • c

    I’ve had personal psychic experiences . I don’t do readings for others and never would.

    But watching Nicole and some of the others … well they were just not believable and I think they are taking advantage of others people grief.

  • Adriana Looyen

    Completely fake. Mediocre actress, eventually.

    • goodkarma

      Eventually, Adriana – we’re all merely mediocre actresses (and actors) on an insignificant stage that history will no doubt, soon forget – but I take your point on Nicole de Haas.

  • Joan Sørensen

    I did not think De Haas Seemed genuine. With that said, I went to a group Reading 20-some years ago, where the medium would go In trance and afterwards each of us would get a message from our Guardian spirit. This medium changed Voices, and came with messages like “be good to other people” etc.
    When she was done, my eyes faced the ceiling and all I could think of, was the waste of time and money this evening had been. I thought she was a 100% moneystealing bad actor hoax.
    When the medium started to pass individual messages from Guardian spirits I was Angry with her and gullible me.. She Finally stood In front of me several feet away, and all I felt, was the left side of my body was tingling from head to Toe. And the medium said “your Guardian spirit is touching your left side In Long strokes” – to be honest my mouth opened In that second and my ears closed. So I never Found out What the message was.

    • goodkarma

      Thank you for sharing that experience, Joan! Very interesting – and i’m sure, many people reading this will find it quite inspirational as well!

      • Maude

        I think she and her whole center are a big fraud, and I find the whole thing so unethical. I disagree with the previous commenter who said it’s good that it brings healing to those grieving people. They are vulnerable and don’t deserve a lie.
        I’m also troubled by these fake voices, especially the ridiculous child voice. She said herself that the spirit uses the medium’s vocal cords to communicate. Her voice wouldn’t change like that!
        My heart goes to the the Indian young man, Assan, who so wanted to communicate with his father and all he got was a bad show of generic clichés.

        • Valerie Suckling

          I actually felt quite angry at the exploitation of peoples grief! These poor people were clearly so desperate to connect with their deceased loved ones they seemed to overlook the embarrassingly obvious put on voices for example. When Nicole was ‘doing’ Tommy you could practically see her vocal chords painfully straining! I would presume the courses at her centre are not free, so shame on her and her circle for cashing in on grief and vulnerability!

  • Kyle

    yeah the fake voices almost made me laugh. And the fact that she never allowed cameras to film anything that could be empirical. I think there are real physical mediums, but she is not one of them.

    • goodkarma

      All good points, Kyle. The microscope of public attention has certainly not been kind to Nicole De Haas 🙂 I’m just super surprised that the documentarians, who seem to be sympathetic to the idea that mediumship is “real”, included what was clearly a very hokey, and very cartoonish physical medium to feature on the show. (Leslie Kean shared some of her experiences with physical mediumship in her book, and she claims they were very powerful – but i’m left wondering if she’s much more gullible than I thought prior to watching Surviving Death)

      • Marai

        If anyone is intereted in the true nature of life (which is Love) you might want to visit about the Dutch metafysical writer and medium JozefbRulof. Highly recommended.

        • Marai


          • goodkarma

            Hey Marai! Thanks so much for the recommendation – I’m unfamiliar with him – but a quick look at some of his ideas is a bit off putting at first glance – Most notably his thoughts on suicide which are very punitive – and feel a bit light weight – and his claim that he was the best medium of all time, and no one would surpass him – which sounds more like our last US president, and less like a gifted spiritual teacher 🙂 That said – I will take a closer look at some of his writing – and appreciate you sharing his name with our community.

            “Rulof believed that each human has a certain time to live. When someone commits suicide, they only lose day-consciousness. The silver cord does not break and the suicide remains in the material body. They then experience the body’s rotting. According to Rulof, this pain cannot be compared with any torture on earth. When the body is rotted completely and the skeleton becomes visible, the person walks in an empty world and only sees and hears themselves. When the actual time of death has come, the spirit goes back to the world of the unconscious, or it goes to one of the spheres. For example, when someone commits suicide at the age of 35, and that person had to become 85 years old, they must dwell in an empty world for 50 years. The book The Cycle of the Soul tells the story of Lantos and what he experiences when he commits suicide”

      • Paul

        Nicole de Haas, complete and utterl fraud, praying on peoples vulnerability in times of grief, desperate to contact lost love ones.
        Her spirit voices were a joke, especially Tommy, who does she thinks she’s kidding I nearly puked myself at this one, I truly hope that one day this faker is exposed for the fraud that she is, despicable individual preying on people having a hard time handling grief

  • corinne murray

    Until she did the child’s ridiculous voice she had me. No 9 year old boy speaks like that! The performance was so bad it made me cringe. The way she has the first voice introduce the child the sand both times was cringe.
    If she is a real medium, she isn’t doing herself any favours with that over the top display.

    • goodkarma

      I agree, Corinne! (it was cringe to watch – and running this community – i can tell you, we’ve had a number of others email us to agree) Mostly I’m disappointed in the documentarians – I had heard such great things about the documentary, i’m a fan of Leslie Kean (the author of Surviving Death) – and assumed the mediums segements would be handled with much more intelligence. (for example – you don’t have to believe Joseph Shiel is speaking to the dead per se, but to see him draw who he is seeing while doing a reading – and then seeing the person getting the reading astonished by the resemblance to their loved one – when done well – and when “fraud” is removed from the equation – that’s pretty interesting to both skeptics, and believers alike) But the Nicole De Haas segment(s) reeked of car crash cartoon circus charlatanism of the most embarrassing kind – and it’s hard for me to imagine how anyone didn’t feel that belonged on the cutting room floor. (unless the point was to embarrass the whole operation)

  • goodkarma

    Thanks so much for the comment – I do agree with some of your sentiments above, but in principle, probably disagree a bit with the notion that all folks who are interested in psychic mediumship, or get some benefit from exploring the idea – are at bottom – credulous rubes who may be deriving value solely as a “harmless” balm to alleviate some grief. ( The Ramtha reference is on point – without knowing much about JZ Knight other than some passing youtube episodes – to my eye, she exemplifies the worst in cartoonish grift and sociopathic spirituality – and the notion that anyone takes her seriously, is a deep mystery to me 🙂 That said, I do think there are some folks who do “channeling” or “automatic writing” or similar sorts of processes that may not be transpersonal in origin – but are worth looking exploring. (Ed and Emily Kelly at the University of VA have written extensively in peer reviewed journals about some of the strange phenomena that emanates from these sorts of personalities – including Stigmata and other weird physical effects that feel of a piece, or at least on a spectrum – with what some channelers are doing)

    • Liz Miramont

      Well it was very fake.
      If you have a boy coming and you dont know why her lip was to her side when talking “like a boy” and this so call boy speaks like an adult and is just a scam.
      I didn’t feel it at all.
      Now the other medium Laura Lynn was more simple and genuine and only one saying the clue about hair.
      That been said this Nicole Haas thinks she is a big shot and she’s not.

      • goodkarma

        We agree, Liz! I actually wasn’t that impressed with Laura Lynn Jackson, either – large parts of her readings (on the doc) were generic and very vague, feel goody sorts of statements that had no evidential weight – I do think she’s probably a nicer person, which shines through – but in general, was very disappointed in the mediumship segments on the series.

  • KlompendansStem

    It’s no different than what J.Z. Knight was doing with the “Ramtha” gig. Interesting anecdote: some time ago, in CA, before a show, J.Z. was caught practising her “ramtha-voice” by her mother, who watched her daughter in bewilderment and some dismay later during the show. But if it helps sad and mourning people to believe in these theatrics, then it’s no different than swallowing a placebo for some ache. And it’s harmless, one might add, as long as the ramtha-character does not provide instructions to kill or maim or serve as a mouthpiece in politics (Ramtha?) And the so-called “channeler” reaps the monetary benefits. Funny how they all speak English, right? Have not met a channeler who has a Dutch-speaking Ramtha or whatever. But wait, I was just now contacted by a spirit! Klompendans wants to talk to you! In Dutch! Tickets for a discount, get ’em now.

    • goodkarma

      Sorry, my comment above was meant to be as a reply to your thoughts – it got misplaced in the comment thread – but appreciate your comments – and the link as well!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Log in

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot your password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy


Processing files…

Sign In


Reset Password

Please enter your username or email address, you will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Do I Have a Spirit Guide? Guardian Angel and Spirit Guide Readings
Hello. Add your message here.